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Eleven Iranian Workers Sentenced To Prison, Lashes

The convicted workers were among those who demonstrated on May 1 (ISNA) August 6, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- A court in Iran's Kurdistan Province has sentenced 11 workers each to three months in prison and 10 lashes, Radio Farda reported.

The workers were convicted on charges of disturbing public order following their participation in a protest on May 1, during which they called for better working conditions and better wages.

The convicts have 20 days to appeal the sentence.

Radio Farda reports that in recent months, a number of Iranian workers calling for better rights have been harassed, detained, or jailed.

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